Today’s challenge is to talk about your favorite movies.
I LOVE MOVIES.
I am a movie kind of girl. My idea of a perfect evening is a good dinner (at home) a glass of wine, a knitting project and a movie.
If you give me an actor’s name and a tiny blurb of plot I can usually tell you the movie. Before we had information bars at the bottom of our TV screen telling us what was playing my husband used to flip through and I could tell him what was playing after a second or two. He still calls me when there is a dispute between friends about what some movie was. My grandparents also rely on me for movie facts for their daily crossword puzzles.
I have lots of favorites, and for lots of reasons.
Some movies I watch every year, they bring to mind a certain memory and they comfort me.
I watch this one every year when I take down the Christmas decorations on New Years Day. I love it. I love to watch this one when there is a horrible storm out. When I hear the Laura theme I am instantly transported to my Aunt Sherry’s house and laying in their waterbed. They had the coolest TV shelf unit that rotated from the living room to the bedroom. My sister and I laid in the bed listening to the movie they were watching.
I have some favorites that are all about the music. I don’t even have to really watch, I just listen.
My mother, my sister and I watched this movie so many times I can’t tell you. We knew the words to every song and sang them all the time. I have this soundtrack on my iPod and I still sing ‘em loud and proud.
My love of Elvis is well known. This is movie fits into my action favorite category as well as the music one. I just love to turn it on and listen to him croon.
Then there are the action ones. These are another kind of comfort movie. I can watch them over and over.
Finally, there are the holiday ones. I watch these every year. It just doesn’t seem like a holiday is real without them.
It is not Christmas till we have seen Chevy and all his antics at least once.
Believe it or not this is just the tip of the iceberg where my favorite movies are concerned. I could go on and on, but I’d rather go watch a movie...